Tag: 2020 elections

Protestors Crash Event For Mayor Pete’s Black Supporters

Source: Scott Olson / Getty Black city leaders of South Bend tried to voice their support for presidential runner Mayor Pete Buttigieg, but certain residents weren’t down for the cause. According to ABC57, protestors disrupted the event, calling out Buttigieg’s history with police violence in the city. Six local elected officials detailed their experience and support […]

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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock ends presidential campaign, will not run for Senate

DES MOINES, IOWA – NOVEMBER 01: Democratic presidential candidate Montana governor Steve Bullock speaks at the Liberty and Justice Celebration at the Wells Fargo Arena on November 01, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Fourteen of the candidates hoping to win the Democratic nomination for president are expected to speak at the Celebration. (Photo by Scott […]

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North Carolina judges throw out congressional map ahead of 2020 elections

A panel of three North Carolina judges on Monday granted a temporary injunction that blocks the state’s current congressional map from being used in the 2020 elections, ruling that voters had a “substantial likelihood” of winning a lawsuit that contended Republicans had drawn districts with “partisan intent.” The injunction was granted because the judges — Paul […]

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Southern Mayors: The South Has Something to Say About the 2020 Elections

Twenty-four years ago, a talented, young duo from Atlanta was booed as they received a Source Award for “Best New Rap Group.” A then-20-year-old André Benjamin overcame his emotions to make a bold declaration that forever changed hip hop: “The South got something to say.” That talented group was Outkast. And they indeed said a […]

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Microsoft: Hackers linked to Iran targeted U.S. presidential candidate

(Reuters) — A hacking group that appears to be linked to the Iranian government has carried out a campaign against a U.S. presidential campaign, Microsoft said on Friday. Microsoft saw “significant” cyber activity by the group that also targeted current and former U.S. government officials, journalists covering global politics and prominent Iranians living outside Iran, […]

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Facebook and Twitter Aren’t Even Pretending to Take the FEC Seriously Anymore

WASHINGTON — Lest one needed another example that Big Tech isn’t afraid of government regulators, Facebook and Twitter provided more proof Tuesday. Representatives for both companies all but ghosted an FEC-hosted discussion about what the platforms are doing to ensure misinformation and foreign interference in 2020 don’t make for a repeat of 2016. Well, sort […]

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Biden Brings the Pain, Warren Starts to Gain and Yang Makes It Rain: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 9

Graphic: Jim Cooke (G/O Media), Photo: Getty Images We’re back! Yes, after a short break, The Root 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings are back just in time for the Hunger Games of the third Democratic debates and the post-Labor Day campaign push. When we last left our field of would-be Donald Trump challengers, there were […]

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Beto O’Rourke Says All Americans Must Understand History of Slavery Before Cash Reparations Can Be Pursued

Eyes on 2020An in-depth look at the candidates vying for the highest office in the land in 2020.   Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke told The Root in an on-camera interview that all Americans need to understand the story of slavery before the government considers cash reparations for descendants of slaves. “I would support those steps that […]

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